Tobacco Consumption

  • 26.3% of Ukrainian Adults (age 18+) are current smokers.1
    • 45.2% of Ukrainian men and 10.9% of women smoke tobacco products.
  • Among youth (ages 13-15):2
    • 19.3% currently use any tobacco product (boys 22.6%; girls 15.7%).
    • 16.6% currently smoke cigarettes (boys 18.7%; girls 14.4%).
  • Ukrainians consumed over 82 billion cigarettes in 2014.3

Secondhand Smoke Exposure

  • In 2015, 15% of adults reported being exposed to secondhand smoke in the workplace, and 32% reported exposure in restaurants.4
  • In 2011, 57% of youth (age 13-15) in Ukraine reported exposure to secondhand smoke in public places and 22% reported exposure to secondhand smoke at home.2

Health Consequences

  • Over 63,000 Ukrainians die each year from smoking-related diseases.5
  • In Ukraine, smoking is estimated to be the cause of 24% of all male deaths and of about 40% of male deaths from cancer.6

Tobacco Industry

International tobacco companies dominate the market in Ukraine, holding 95% of the cigarette market share. In 2015, Philip Morris International led with 30% of market share, followed by Japan Tobacco (24%), Imperial Tobacco (22%) and British American Tobacco (19%).3

FCTC Status

Ukraine ratified the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control on June 6, 2006. The treaty went into effect on September 4, 2006.

Tobacco Control Policy Status

For a summary of smoke-free, advertising and promotion, packaging and labeling, and taxation and price measures, download the Ukraine Tobacco Control Policy Status fact sheet. For more information visit the Tobacco Control Laws website.

1 Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS), 2014. Reported in World Health Organization (WHO) Report on the global tobacco epidemic, 2015: Country profile Ukraine. Geneva: WHO.
2 Ukraine Global Youth Tobacco Survey (GYTS). National, 2011.
3 Euromonitor International, 2016.
4 The results of Kyiv International Institute of Sociology (KIIS) survey on tobacco smoking in Ukraine as of 2015 compared to 2013-2014. Available from:
5 Krasovsky K et al. Tobacco Control in Ukraine: Second National Report. Kyiv: Ministry of Health of Ukraine;2014.
6 Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2013. Seattle, WA: Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME), University of Washington;2015.

Last updated Sept. 18, 2017